UM, National Guard Launch Tuition Program For Service Members

New partnership aims to reduce financial burden for serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and Mississippi National Guard are partnering to ensure National Guard service members will have their tuition needs met so they can focus on their service and education. “From being recognized as one of America’s Top Military-Friendly universities to our Purple Heart Campus designation, our commitment to comprehensively servingRead the story …

Stronger Together to Host Second Open-Dialogue Event

Participants to discuss allyship within university family

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi organizers behind the Stronger Together conversation series are back with a second open dialogue, this time focusing on allyship within the university family. The second Stronger Together open-dialogue event is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday (June 24). Anyone interested in attending can register by completing this form, whichRead the story …

University Groups Hosting Dialogue Series on Racism in America

Members of the UM family hoping to encourage healing, allyship and action

OXFORD, Miss. – Racial injustice and pain have been brought to the national forefront by the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. University of Mississippi organizers hope to create a space for healing, allyship and community action through a new Stronger Together Dialogue Series. The Stronger Together event, which will beRead the story …

Many UM Graduate Programs Waive Admission Test Requirements

In response to COVID-19, some programs ease prerequisites and extend application deadlines

OXFORD, Miss. – Anyone mulling over applying to graduate school at the University of Mississippi may have a simpler application process this summer, now that many of the university’s graduate programs are waiving standardized admissions tests and extending application deadlines.  The changes in the application process are a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Preparing aRead the story …

Student Veteran Vanity Plates Available for Order

Preorders bring in more than $10,000 for UM military-connected students

OXFORD, Miss. – Anyone who preordered the Welcome Home vanity license plates offered by the University of Mississippi Student Veterans Association can pick up their new plates at their county tax collector’s office beginning May 5. However, availability may be limited since some county offices have restricted operations due to COVID-19. The SVA sold 301 tags duringRead the story …

Students Continuing to Aid Communities During Pandemic

McLean Institute students, VISTA members seeking new ways to serve Mississippi during crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – While the rest of the country is adjusting to a new normal in isolation, many University of Mississippi students – including those involved in the university’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and the North Mississippi VISTA Project – are seeking new ways to serve their communities in times ofRead the story …

UM Students, Staff Lobby for Student Veterans in D.C.

Group met with Veterans Affairs committees to promote ideas for student veteran success

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi student veterans recently joined Andrew Newby, assistant director for veterans and military services, in Washington, D.C., to meet with the nation’s leaders and participate in a joint hearing before the House of Representatives’ and Senate’s Veterans Affairs committees. Newby was joined by student veterans Lauren Graham and Jamie King, and alsoRead the story …

Ole Miss Student Advances to Semis in ‘Jeopardy!’ Competition

Londyn Lorenz delivers strong performance in first round of college championship

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi sophomore Londyn Lorenz skated through the first round of the Jeopardy! College Championship Thursday (April 9), securing her spot in the semifinals and $10,000 in prize money. Though her competitors got off to a fast start, she quickly jumped from third to first place just before the first commercial breakRead the story …

Coming Together While Forced Apart

How one Ole Miss professor is helping to weave stronger communities in the face of coronavirus

OXFORD, Miss. – While most Americans are seeking shelter in their homes, one University of Mississippi professor is working to bring everyone together – online. Graham Bodie, professor of integrated marketing communications in the School of Journalism and New Media, also serves as the chief listening officer for the Listen First Project, a nonprofit startedRead the story …

Ole Miss Food Bank Seeing High Demand

Campus pantry switches to grab-and-go bags to help community, abide by social distancing guidelines

OXFORD, Miss. – Just because the Ole Miss Food Bank‘s doors are closed doesn’t mean that food isn’t being distributed at the University of Mississippi. Last week, students took home more than 930 pounds of food, an amount comparable to a semester’s worth of food distribution under normal conditions. To prevent the spread of COVID-19,Read the story …